The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women's only fishing tournament in Port Aransas, Texas benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a qualify tournament for the Offshore World Championship.



Tournament History

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

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Photo Gallery

The anglers of the TWAT tournament are always sure to entertain with their festive pirate garb & decorated boats. Get inspiration for the 2015 pirate/throw back theme and admire the ladies creative work from previous years. 

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Women's Shelter 

Money raised provides free, comprehensive support services for men, women, and children in the Women’s Shelter of South Texas’ twelve-county service area, which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.

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37 boats // 26 Sailfish // 7 White Marlins // 9 Blue Marlins // $317,050 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Portafino with 837.05 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Dos Hijos with 615 points

Dorado:  First Place – Sarah Adami on the Island Time– 28.55 pounds //  Second Place – Sherry Ramming on the Rebecca – 28.3 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Lindsey Faidley on the Maverick – 14.6 pounds  //  Second Place – Rose on the Boomin’ It Up – 14.4

Wahoo:  First Place – Emily Scott on the Got’M On – 12.85 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Whitney Williams, Katherine Bucbley, and Heather Brausen on the Mojo – 4 releases //  Second Place – Jessica Weller and Cindy Grant on the Maverick – 3 releases 3:54

White Marlin:  First Place – Colbi Vanham on the Dos Hijos – 1 release 8:43 //  Second Place – Jessica Weller on the Maverick – 1 release 10:18

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Amy Rodriguez and Veronica Berger on the Portafino – 2 releases  //  Second Place – Rachel Horn on the Let It Ride – 1 release 7:22

Best Dressed Captain:  Glenn Martin on the Riptide

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Fin Stalker (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Coyote (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Cajun Queen (Port O’Connor, TX)